Common Motorcycle Injuries

On Monday, we wrote about Wynonna Judd’s husband, Cactus Moser, who lost his leg below the knee in a motorcycle accident. Moser’s accident shows that bikers face a unique set of injury risks every time they hit the road. Some of the more common injuries include:

  • Road rash. This happens when the bike tips over and skids across the ground, causing abrasions, burns or scars. Some riders need plastic surgery or skin graft operations to repair these wounds.
  • Breaks and fractures. Broken legs are common when the bike tips over, trapping a leg underneath it. If the biker is thrown in an accident, he or she risks breaks and fractures upon landing.
  • Biker’s arm. If the biker tips over and lands on his or her arm, it could cause serious nerve damage, also known as biker’s arm.
  • Spinal cord injuries. These injuries have potential to cause serious, permanent damage. Spinal cord injuries can disrupt movement in the limbs and cause paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia.

If you or a loved one experienced any of these injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may have a right to seek justice against the negligent party. Call us today at (866) 377-3800 to schedule a free consultation, or visit our website to learn more about motorcycle accidents.

Metier Law Firm, LLCDenver injury lawyers

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